Welcome to FLATE

hccThe Florida Advanced Technological Education Center (FLATE), a National Science Foundation Center of Excellence in high-technology manufacturing, is the go-to organization for manufacturing and advanced technical education, best practices and resources supporting the high performance skilled workforce for Florida’s manufacturing sectors. FLATE provides exemplary industry partnerships, workforce opportunity, and educational synergy throughout the state of Florida by connecting industry and workforce needs to targeted educational endeavors at many community and state colleges across Florida.


 Made in Florida

headerFLATE has built a web portal for students in middle and high schools where they can learn about the wonderful, profitable opportunities in considering manufacturing as a career choice. Every day, we enjoy things that many people don’t realize were made in Florida. Behind every product and technology we use, there is a world of manufacturing. Today, in Florida, more than 20,000 different companies and 380,000 people work in the manufacturing field. The site has areas of information and resources for students, educators and industry.  Visit

Florida Manufacturing Month




2015-20 FL Student Enrollment and Completion Trend Study

Data Assessment-FL MFG Workforce Needs

Engineering Technology at St. Johns River State College

ET Forum Industry Panel Examines the Significance of Industrial Advisory Boards in Industry-Education Partnership

My STEM Career Journey

Newsletter Archive

Robotics Camp Information

FLATE Impact Video

FLATE Videos Page 

Post Visit 2019 MFG Day Survey Results Cumulative Report

Miscellaneous Resources & Professional Development Opportunities


Resources for ET CORE and Machining NIMS Alignment

WHITE PAPER: Manufacturing Day Tours: Student Feedback Shows Huge Impact

Sustainability in Manufacturing Lessons